That's what I meant about connecting the car of motherboard to the desktops power supply. Should it be just as easy as connecting or are there any other steps that need to be taken?
is not your cars battery because when the car is running the alternator charges the battery, and you don't connect the the power supply to the m2, you unplug the m2 from the mobo, hd, etc. and plug in the desktops power supply into the mobo, hd, etc
No other steps.
You just replacing your M2 unit for desktop PSU to test.
Try unpluging all USB devices and hubs. At least with the linux boot disk, it sounds as if the system is unable to find a driver or did find a USB hardware problem.
As for the XP, I kind of suspect that a USB device may have gone bad and XP can't boot due to it.
If it works after unpluggin all USB, then you can reconnect one at a time to find the problem hardware.
The other suggestions above about your XP installation also apply.
- If it is custom or lite, could this be the problem.
- Check the power supply by swapping it for desktop PSU.
My first impression was a hard drive problem though. If you have a spare HDD, try installing a fresh XP on that in your carpc. And bringing it all together, is your hard drive on a USB adapter?
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